Summary: For the price of $99 w/free shipping through Amazon, the NAV 740 is an awesome buy. I live in the sticks and, other than showing my home on another street (my street is in a new development), this GPS takes me wherever I want to go. Easy mounting on windshield. Depending on the menu set-up for route preferences (shortest, fastest), the unit will sometimes chose a route that I decide not to take. It will, of course, recalculate if you decide to go another route.
Summary: I enjoy the mapless world the NAV 740 allows, but it would be helpful to have a better manual. I used it on a recent trip, and it definitely got us where we were trying to get, but sometimes took a route we weren't expecting. I'm not sure if it is going for the quickest route or least miles (or some other alternative.) The yellow pages were nice when we were looking for restaurants nearby and not in the mood for fast food.
Summary: I have now had the Nav 740 for two months. I bought the Nav740 because I wanted to have a GPS device that I have learned to use before I take a trip this summer. Why I bought the Nav740: - It cost much less than a Garmin and Navigon with comparable features - It had more features, such as, multi-stage trips, trip tracking log, set destination by longitude and latitude, etc.
Summary: I too got this because of PC Magazine's review and let me tell you I'm not disappointed at all. It's a great little GPS. Small enough to fit in my back pocket and it lasts most of the day on one charge. The thing I found and didn't expect is a full yellow pages listing which is great if you're in another city or even across town and don't know where the nearest starbucks, wal-mart, or gas station may be. Just ask your Nav740! It always knows!
"This is a good product and have potential to be a perfect product."
7 April 2008
Pros: 4.3 Screen, Expandable capability via memory card, complete screen layout and information, Video and Audio Player, Great and active technical support team, Cheap price ($160 at FRYS Electronics).
Cons: USB cable and CANADA Map not included, ASIA Map is not available.